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AbsuTara

Genre:Rock
Style:Black Metal
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Tracklist

Phase One: "Ioldanach's Pedagogy"
Tara1:56
Pillars Of Mercy4:21
A Shield With An Iron Face3:22
Manannan6:39
The Cognate House Of Courtly Witches Lies West Of County Meath4:19
She Cries The Quiet Lake4:11
Yrp Lluyddawc1:51
Phase Two: "The Cythraul Klan's Scrutiny"
From Ancient Times (Scarless Skies Burn To Ash)3:53
Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)4:46
Vorago (Spell 182)5:45
Bron (Of The Waves)1:32
Stone Of Destiny (...For Magh Slecht And Ard Righ)7:47
Tara (Recapitulation)1:45

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Cover of Tara, 2001-05-23, CDTara
CD, Album
Osmose Productions – OPCD 098, Osmose Productions – OPCD09820012001
Recently Edited
Cover of Tara, 2001, VinylTara
LP, Album, Limited Edition
Osmose Productions – OPLP 098France2001France2001
Recently Edited
Cover of Tara, 2001, CDTara
CD, Album, Promo
Osmose Productions – OPCD 098France2001France2001
New Submission
Cover of  Tara, 2001, Cassette Tara
Cassette, Album
Rocris Disc – ROC 008-30, Osmose Productions – ROC 008-30Romania2001Romania2001
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2001, CassetteTara
Cassette, Album
Wizard (4) – WOP 200.752, Wizard (4) – WOP 100.752 Bulgaria2001Bulgaria2001
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2002, CDTara
CD, Album
Olympic Recordings (2) – OLY0226-2US2002US2002
Recently Edited
Cover of Tara, 2002, CDTara
CD, Album
Mutilation Records – MUTP 020Brazil2002Brazil2002
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2004, CDTara
CD, Album, Enhanced
CD-Maximum – CDM 0304-1737Russia2004Russia2004
Recently Edited
Cover of Tara, 2008, VinylTara
Album, LP, Picture Disc, Reissue, Limited Edition
Agonia Records – ARplp009Poland2008Poland2008
Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014-02-00, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered; LP; LP; Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2014US2014
New Submission
Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
2×LP, Album, Reissue
Bronze
; LP, Album
Bronze
; LP, Album
Bronze
; Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
The Crypt – CRYPT43US2014US2014
New Submission
Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
2×LP, Album, Reissue
Black/Olive Marble w/Green Splatter
; LP, Album
Black/Olive Marble w/Green Splatter
; LP, Album
Black/Olive Marble w/Green Splatter
; Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
The Crypt – CRYPT43US2014US2014
New Submission
Cover of Tara + Demo/Original Mix, 2014, VinylTara + Demo/Original Mix
2×LP, Album, Reissue, White Label; 2×LP, White Label; All Media, Test Pressing
The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2014US2014
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2017, CDTara
CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Osmose Productions – OPCD 098, Osmose Productions – OPCD098Europe2017Europe2017
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2017, CDTara
CD, Album, Reissue
Osmose Productions – OPCD098US2017US2017
Recently Edited
Cover of Tara, 2017, VinylTara
2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Bronze Smoke
The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2017US2017
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2017, VinylTara
2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Swamp Green
The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2017US2017
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2017, VinylTara
2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Crypt – CRYPT 43US2017US2017
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2020, CDTara
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Osmose Productions – OPCD098Europe2020Europe2020
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2020, VinylTara
2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Swamp green/ultra clear-marble
Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2020Europe2020
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2020-08-28, VinylTara
2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
gold
Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2020Europe2020
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2020, VinylTara
2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Brown/ultra clear - marble
Osmose Productions – OPLP098Europe2020Europe2020
New Submission
Cover of Tara, 2021, CassetteTara
Cassette, Album
Osmose Productions – OPCS098France2021France2021
New Submission

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GOATWITCH's avatar
GOATWITCH
Looks more clear/smoke. Not a deal breaker, perfect playing records.
eofor's avatar
eofor
Edited 17 years ago
I don't want to fall into hyperbole too much, but this is the best metal album from the US since Winter "Into Darkness" crawled out of its mental institution in 1990.

Slayer's "Reign In Blood" might be a better comparison though, as the similarities are numerous; from the acrobatic drumming (before Dave Lombardo returned to Slayer, Proscriptor was actually set to become his replacement) to the razorsharp precision riffs to the glorious oldschool infectious speed/thrash feel. Absu also share with Slayer the ability to strucure the savage violence and adrenaline into naturally flowing songs, which actually is a rare ability in the genre where awkwardly structured "riff salads" are the norm. Where Abso go beyond Slayer however, is in the fury factor - the songs move at ludicrous speeds yet feel totally controlled.

"Tara" feels like the culmination of fifteen years of metal, applying the innovations of Slayer, Destruction, Mayhem, Immortal and Impiety into something that transcends singular definitions of thrash/black/heavy metal - it is simply "Metal". On previous albums Absu occasionally hinted at being this good. This is delivery.